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A possible translation, Turbo Tax asked for the Medicare payments when the SSA-1099 was entered and automatically included them as a medical insurance payment. Not realizing they were already included in the medical insurance payments, the OP entered the Medicare payments again as a medical deduction.
Moral of the story:
Turbo Tax (or any tax software program) will do the math for you, but you can't let it do your thinking for you.
You still have to check over the output-the completed return - for accuracy and reasonableness.
This is a point I keep repeating to our younger crew in the office, who figure they have it all entered right, and don't bother doing that last step - checking the output for accuracy. After all, that's what Bill is there for, right?

Worse - they ask me a question, and I point to a number on the return, and say, "OK, but is that the right number?"
Response: (Deer-in-the-headlights stare) "Well, I ASSUME so. (the program) calculated it." WRONG ANSWER.

Worst of all - my two pet peeves:
1. System-generated client letter addressed to a deceased client.
2. 4 quarterly estimates, and a refund on the return. (WHY make a client write a bigger check, with a refund coming? You don't, if you're thinking at all.)

Those two things quickly tell me they're not looking at their finished work. That's the difference between a professional and an assembly-line worker.

Bill <--recovering from 35th tax season.
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